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Tag Archives: Old Church

Visitors Bearing Gifts

A little backstory: I’m not from Michigan. I was born and raised in upstate NY, in a suburb of Rochester NY. I moved to Michigan to work at the Longway Planetarium in Flint, MI, after living in the NYC area for several years. I’ve been happily in Michigan around 15 years now, and the ONLY […]

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Uncovering the Window

For as many years as can be remembered by the living, there has been a red circle with a white cross in the front of the Church. Here’s the story of the uncovering of the Quatrefoil window. First light was quite exciting! I couldn’t take pictures of bringing the window down since I was holding […]

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Shop with your Eyes, Buy with your Heart.

While we are waiting for time to replenish our coffers and our energy, we did a little window shopping. Bay City was our mall, and Antiques were our eye candy. Want! And also… Want badly! Loads of gorgeous tile. But where would it ever fit? What would we do with it? We pondered and had great […]

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Ah aHHHH

That’s supposed to be angels singing. It’s the sound we hear (and usually make) when we look up and gaze at the new arch. Ron Picard Builders has done it again. Remember before? Where’s the beautiful window above the door? And what will we do with that long, short window to the right? How about […]

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Snow!

We were all set for the wood stove install, but snowy weather put the kibosh on it. So we spent the time nesting, enjoying the feel of this wonderful place. One thing we wanted to know: what’s the date on the church bell? Unfortunately, only a contortionist could get up there, so the date of […]

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Friends and Neighbors

Who’s that sneaking around back, hooking up… ELECTRICITY???  Power? Lights? All that comes with the modern age? Far out! Electricity is surely on the checklist. Light, heat, and TUNES!     But nature is still in charge. Look at the beautiful art it makes on the INSIDE of the window! Friends and soon to be neighbors […]

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The Pursuit of Happiness

This is a man inspired. He heard a voice and found a church. Tile pile: A man walks his own path… – The White Church Gallery

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White Church Revealed!

So we’ve been “willing to tell you,  wanting to tell you,  waiting to tell you!” What’s behind the ceiling? Is it the roof? Is it more wood? Is it BAGS of GOLD??? Okay, no bags of gold, but even better: The wood ceiling! A peaked ceiling, and…more wall and a groovy curve near the top! […]

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White Church Gallery, Grindstone City

We got a dumpster! Apparently in the 1960’s the congregation “upgraded” the church with a dropped ceiling, paneling over the old wainscoting, and a tile floor with a baby blue/peach carpet. They painted the pews fleshy-peach, painted the stuccoed walls blue, and boarded up the circular window at the front. It was a common thing […]

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Ugly Tree

This tree has been around awhile. Seen a lot of activity, heard a lot of talk, smelled a lot of scents and absorbed a lot of energy. The Ugly Tree is done. The time of abuse and neglect is over. Our mission is to resurrect the old Methodist Church of Grindstone City, Michigan back into […]

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